Florida Governor Rick Scott is blaming rising Medicaid costs on ‘Obamacare’ while the state’s top economists said the two are not related.
Gov. Rick Scott raised the possibility Thursday that state government could shut down because of a budget impasse in the Legislature and asked agencies to outline services that need to keep running regardless of whether lawmakers reach an agreement.
Florida’s economy will likely remain in good shape for the next few years, according to state economists .
State forecasters added nearly $400 million to estimated tax revenues over the next year and a half — but warned that dangers like the “fiscal cliff” could still damage a fragile economic recovery powering the gains.
As if the state’s budget wasn’t cash strapped enough, state revenue forecasters added about another $135 million dollar to that shortfall.